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  • [Paper Roses raw: b-roll #1]

    [Paper Roses raw: b-roll #1]

    In 1975, the Chicago video collective Videopolis produced a documentary called “It’s a Living.” The tape was loosely based on Studs Terkel’s book, “Working,” which was a collection of interviews with ordinary people talking about their jobs. This hour-long program was shown on Channel 11 (WTTW) in Chicago. After the success of this tape, the videomakers were commissioned to make six half-hour shows that had the same type of mission. “Paper Roses” featured residents of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Clark-Irving Apartments, which provided low-rent housing for senior citizens. This tape contains b-roll footage from in and around the Clark-Irving Apartment complex. We see footage from within the building and along the grounds. Continue reading

  • [Once A Star raw: Charlie Finley #2a]

    [Once A Star raw: Charlie Finley #2a]

    This tape is comprised a Q&A session segment with famed Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley, as well as some b-roll from around his barn-turned-house. Seated in his living room, Finley addresses controversial topics like the Designated Hitter Rule, the use of drugs in baseball, and the changes he believes will take place in the upcoming years. With b-roll from inside Finley’s house, he explains the rare and antique items that adorn it and shows off some of the house’s more unique features. Continue reading